The prices of cheap hair transplants can be extremely alluring, it’s always a good idea to save money. The differences in the prices between USA, UK, Turkey and many other countries are so noticeable. But beyond the charming and tempting price tag, are warning signs.
Before catching on to an opportunity of cheap hair transplant, weigh out the risks beforehand, become familiar with what part of your treatment you’re compromising on. And know exactly the criteria that help you to know when and where you have to be afraid of a low price
Definition Of Cheap Hair Transplant
A hair transplant is considered cheap if it falls way below the average range within a specific country.
So for instance, in the USA the average hair transplant costs around $15,000 to $20,000 for FUE hair transplant. A cheap hair transplant would be $4,500 to $6,000 for FUE.
Likewise in Turkey, the average hair transplant cost is around 2,000€ to 4,000€. Prices that fall significantly under this price range are a red flag.
Okay, Why there is a big difference in the prices between Turkey and the other countries?
First of all you have to know that, the prices in turkey may be affordable for you as a patient living in USA, UK taking your salary in Dollars, Pounds or Euros but when compared with the mean wage in Turkey, these prices are much more upper than the average monthly salary.
Secondly, let’s not forget that a lot of medical equipment are locally manufactured in turkey as well as in Turkey the natural resources of water and electricity are abundant and extracting them is much easier than extracting them in USA or another European country.
So, When you have to be afraid of a low price?
Take it as a rule of thumb, if the price of the procedure is 50-70% less than average, it is considered a cheap hair transplant.
Why Should you worry about cheap hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a microsurgery, it is low-risk, it has no downtime, and the wounds are small. But it is still a surgical procedure. Meaning you have to perform your procedure in a surgical room to avoid complications and infection which are serious threats.
To avoid infection and complications you need to perform your hair transplant in a hospital with comprehensive services. And this means you have to pay for these services.
Using hospital facilities has its own costs which go into the price. These include sterilization, equipment, and instruments, machines that monitor your heart rate, oxygen levels, breathing; and the list goes on. In the end, this amounts to a high fee to service value. But in turn, you get your money’s worth by achieving the hair of your dreams safely and successfully. Click the link to read about our hospital building.
Operation room costs are measured per minute and are standardized in every country. Meaning there is a certain amount of fee that comes with using operation rooms. Now when prices go way below the average it means you are compromising on something.
Be it sterilization of space, use of operation room, or unqualified surgeons. Something must be off for the costs to be this low.
The Truth behind cheap hair transplant
No Operation Rooms
Here’s the thing, most hair transplant centers do not have their own health facilities. What commonly happens is a small medical cadre gets together and rents out a flat in a hospital building. So their access to hospital facilities such as operating rooms is under restriction.
Hence, when you pay for a cheap hair transplant, you are actually getting your hair transplant in a regular office. Which can be extremely high-risk.
You will notice that centers with cheap hair transplants cost either have low ratings on google or no before and after pictures, If you find either of those two in a center offering cheap hair transplants then stay away. The results are very disastrous or they have no practice hence why there are no before and after pictures.
Secondly, google ratings and reviews are the most honest feedback you can get. So take those comments to heart.
A cheap hair transplant is a price that falls way below the range for a certain country. Hence you can’t compare any two countries together, and here is why. The rates might be low for you as a medical tourist earning your money in dollars, euros or pounds.
However, when the prices are compared to the cost of living in Turkey, from accommodation to food, to entertainment, and bills; the average cost of surgeries in Turkey is out of reach for the majority of the public. For this reason, there is no fear of choosing Turkey to do a hair transplant, even if its prices are much cheaper than your country of residence.
But what you should do is find the average hair transplant cost in a particular country and compare it with the attractive offer you came across and remember Anything that is 50% less than the average price range is a warning sign.
So, in closing, be wise and research well. Make sure the offers you’re interested in are reasonable enough for a safe hair transplant.